John Trafford-Owen joins RealD as EMEAR managing director

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John Trafford-Owen has joined RealD Inc. as managing director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR). Based out of RealD Europe’s headquarters in the U.K., Trafford-Owen will be responsible for overseeing sales and marketing of all EMEAR territories and will report directly to Travis Reid, chief operating officer of RealD.

Trafford-Owen has worked in exhibition and distribution for over 25 years. Most recently at Gower Street Analytics, he previously served as head of theatrical distribution, U.K. and Ireland, for StudioCanal. He has also held the position of sales director for U.K. and Ireland for Paramount Pictures International and United International Pictures U.K. following a successful early career as a senior film buyer with Odeon Cinemas.

“John is a well-known leader in our industry with a wealth of experience, skills and established relationships,” said Reid. “He recognizes and understands the value 3D brings to the cinema industry and will work closely with our exhibition and distribution partners to continue to expand and maximize the potential of 3D, the RealD cinema platform and RealD’s Ultimate Screen business throughout the growing EMEAR territories. We are thrilled to have him as part of the RealD team.”

“RealD has and will always have a massive impact on cinema and the moviegoing experience,” said Trafford-Owen. “I look forward to being part of this market-leading company that continues to innovate and deliver game-changing cinema technology to audiences worldwide.”